Last year, a small brand by the name of Furlan Marri stormed the watch enthusiast world with their initial release, a meca-quartz chronograph with spot on callbacks to some of the all-time great Patek references that was priced under $600. The watch was immediately embraced by collectors and enthusiasts across the spectrum, and even went on to bag an award at the illustrious GPHG. Today, Furlan Marri open the next chapter with their follow up release, the 2116-A, an automatic affair that once again nails the details of its iconic sources of inspiration, and does it at a price approachable by mere mortals.
The 2116-A is an amalgam of some of the great design details we’ve seen on watches over the past century. These are subtle, sometimes tricky details to balance against one another, but Furlan Marri has done it in a way that feels natural and organic. The resulting watch is one that looks a bit familiar, but also entirely unique. If you enjoyed what they did with the chronograph last year, you’ll undoubtedly find a lot to love here. A quick survey reveals horned lugs, a sector dial, and Breguet numerals all brought together wonderfully.